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  1. Approximate Population of Greece: 10,716,322

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Athens is the capital of Greece

Athens has an approximate population of around 3,153,255 people and you can typically expect to pay around £3.66p for an equivalent pint of lager or beer.

Traveling to Greece is quite an adventure that you will not soon forget. Athens is the capital city of Greece. It was also the center of Ancient Greece, an influential culture and a mighty empire. The modern city is rich in ruins of the past, which include the Acropolis, an ancient hilltop citadel top with several ancient architectural structures like the Parthenon Temple. The Acropolis Museum, together with the National Archaeological Museum, preserve statues, paintings and other artifacts from Ancient Greece.

Apart from these ruins, the city of Athens is an educational hub, with many educational institutions such as the Aristotle University, the Polytechnic Institute and the universities of Eclaba and Kamedos. The European history section offers courses such as Greek and Roman Politics, Ancient Greek History, the Etruscan Army and the Roman Wars. The Archaeology Department at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens houses some of the world's earliest Greek sculptures. The National Archaeological Museum at the College of Athens houses numerous artifacts, most of them come from the Hellenistic period. The Archaeological Museum is particularly famous for its collection of Paintedottus, depicting ancient Greek art.

If you are planning to organize a holiday in Greece and want to explore some of the best holiday cities in the country, then the best place to look for such cities that you would love to visit is Athens. A holiday package to Athens will include airfare, hotel accommodation, meal ticket, sightseeing tour and other extras. Many travel agencies offer flight deals to Greece and flight tickets can be bought directly from the airline companies or online. There are many travel companies that offer package deals to popular tourist destinations. A holiday package to Athens will give you great pleasure and memories, you can also visit some less visited Greek Islands such as Skopelos, Paros, Kusadasi and Corfu.

What vaccinations do I need before travelling to Greece

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Greece are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel to Greece

For up to date information around safety and security in Greece read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Greece.

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Best time to visit Greece?

Best Time to Travel to Greece: Late April to Early November. Best Time to Visit Greece for Good Weather: May to October has lots of sunny weather. July and August are the hottest months. Best Time to Visit Greece for Honeymoon: June and September.Best Time for Saving Money: March, April, May, October, and November have reduced hotel prices.

Festivals in Greece

There are several major Greek festivals, which take place all over the country. The most famous is the Epidaurus Festival, which is the oldest performing arts festival in Europe. It is held in June, July, and August. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the performances of world-renowned artists. Here, you can find out more about Greece's rich culture. The Epidaurus Festival also serves as the center for a variety of local festivals.

One of the most famous Greek festivals is the Holy Week. This three-day celebration celebrates the resurrection of Christ and is one of the most important events in the Greek calendar. This religious celebration takes place in various parts of Greece and features different Orthodox traditions. The traditional Easter bread is baked on Holy Thursday and usually has a red egg in the middle. On Holy Friday, the church bells slowly ring throughout the day. On Holy Saturday, people gather together at the church and chant 'Christos Anesti' to celebrate the risen Christ.

In addition to these festivals, Greece is home to many other cultural celebrations. Paniyiria, the largest church holiday in the country, is the largest and most colorful in the country. Lambs are roasted on spits and red eggs are cracked against each other. Whoever manages to get the last egg unscrambled is said to be lucky. A burning of Judas Iskariot is also an interesting ritual in Greece.

Easter is a very important holiday in Greece. It is celebrated all over the country, although Corfu and Chios are known for their Easter celebrations. Some towns also celebrate the burning of the Judas on Easter Sunday. For this reason, the Holy Week is one of the most important events in Greece. This celebration is a great opportunity to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and the triumph of Christianity. For the most part, the festivals in Greece are centered around religious and political values.

Athens' festivals are a mixture of traditional and modern celebrations. The first of these is the National Day of Democracy. It celebrates the end of the Turkish rule and the arrival of the Greeks in the country. The national holiday is the most significant in Greece, and is celebrated in most parts of the country. The celebration is a very popular event in the country. The second biggest Greek festival is the Paniyiria of the Holy Spirit, which is similar to Memorial Day in the US.

The Epidaurus Amphitheater is one of the largest and most important Greek festivals. Thousands of people attend this festival. It usually takes place in a churchyard or in the town's main square. During the festival, locals enjoy traditional food, live music, and non-stop dancing. A festival in Athens is a must for any visitor. There are several other festivals that take place in Greece every year.

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The southeastern European country of Greece has thousands of islands, and is often called the cradle of Western civilization. The capital city, Athens, is one of the most popular travel destinations and still retains the 5th century B.C. Parthenon temple and Acropolis citadel. The islands are also popular for their beaches. The party resorts of Mykonos and Santorini are two of the most popular.

The Acropolis is the most popular of the Greek historical sites. It has numerous structures, including the Parthenon, which is the most famous of all. Once a normal citadel, the Acropolis was converted to a shrine to the gods by Pericles, who had it rebuilt from its original materials. Other famous sites include the Porch of the Caryatids, which features six sculpted maidens, and the Oracle of Delphi on Mt. Parnass.

Whether you're interested in the ancient history of the region, the ruins of a Greek city-state can be a fascinating experience. Many of the sites you'll see in Greece date over a thousand years old and can make for a great vacation. By visiting one of these historic sites, you'll have the opportunity to travel back in time and explore places that would never have been discovered otherwise. There's nothing quite like it to feel as though you've been transported into the past.

Do I need a Visa?

If you hold a British Citizen passport, you don't need a visa to enter Greece.

See which forms you may need for entry into Greece.

What currency do i need for Greece?

The official currency of Greece is the Euro (EUR). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Greece you can grab amazing Euro deals via (GBP to EUR).

What wildlife live in Greece?

Larger, carnivorous mammals found in Greece include the European wildcat, the Balkan lynx, the red fox, the golden jackal, the grey wolf, the Eurasian brown bear, the American mink, the least weasel, the European polecat, the marbled polecat, the beech marten, the European pine marten, the European badger, the Eurasian otter and about twenty species of bat. The island of Gyaros is the breeding area for the largest population of the endangered Mediterranean monk seal, and about fifteen species of whales, dolphins and porpoises are reported in Greek waters.

What is the traditional food of Greece?

Greek food? In Greece, the national dishes are gyro, moussaka, souvlaki, magiritsa, kokoretsi and fasolada. ... Moussaka – A layered dish made of sautéed eggplant, minced meat, and is topped with a Béchamel sauce.

What Languages are spoken in Greece?

The vast majority of the 10.7m population of Greece speak Greek, which is the country's official language. The other languages spoken there are Macedonian (called "Slav-Macedonian" in Greece), Albanian, spoken in the centre and the south, Turkish, spoken by Muslim communities around the Aegean, Arumanian and Bulgarian. You can learn some basic Greek before you travel to Greece and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip in Greece?

The currency in Greece is the Euro (A gratuity of between 5% and 10% is a good guide. Leave it on the table with the bill, give it to the waiter directly, or tell the waiter you don't want change. In some restaurants, the owner does not allow their staff to keep the tips.).

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